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Shammi Kapoor to be honoured at film fest


Updated: August 19, 2011, 2:33 AM IST
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Shammi Kapoor to be honoured at film fest
Shammi Kapoor aged 79 died on August 14th due to kidney failure in a hospital.

Panaji: Legendary actor Shammi Kapoor will be honoured with a tribute at the South Asia Film Festival (SAFF), which opens in Goa on September 15, the organisers said on Thursday.

"As a tribute to the legendary actor Shammi Kapoor, a special screening of his film 'Brahmachari' would be showcased during the festival," Rahul Barua secretary general of the South Asia Foundation (SAF), which organises the festival in Goa annually told reporters here.

Apart from the 1968 film, Shammi Kapoor's 1964 film 'Kashmir Ki Kali', starring Sharmila Tagore, will also be screened at the festival, which will also have a special segment on films from Bhutan.

Shammi Kapoor (79) died Monday of kidney failure in Mumbai.

"In its 6th year, the festival promises a rich haul of more than 50 films from all the eight South Asian countries. Bhutan is the focus country of SAFF-2011. A delegation from the Bhutanese film industry and members of the Motion Pictures Association of Bhutan (MPAB) will represent its industry," Barua said.

Barua said that veteran film personalities like Subhash Ghai, Randhir Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt and Sharmila Tagore would conduct workshops on various aspects of filmmaking like scriptwriting and direction.

"SAFF also works towards policy advocacy and promoting peace and harmony with an objective of strengthening socio-cultural relationship among the South Asian countries," he said.

First Published: August 19, 2011, 2:33 AM IST
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